Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler accept Team USA invite

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    Add Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Lowry, DeAndre Jordan and Jimmy Butler to the list of players who have committed to representing the United States at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    Anthony, who has a chance to become the first men's basketball player to win three Olympic gold medals, will be making the trip to Rio, sources confirmed to ESPN on Thursday after it was first reported by The Vertical. He won gold with the U.S. in 2008 and 2012, and he also won a bronze medal in 2004.

    Butler, who averaged 20.9 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Chicago Bullsthis season, also has committed to play, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein, and is set to be joined on the team by Lowry, who averaged 21.2 points and 6.4 assists for the Toronto Raptors this season, The Vertical reported.

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